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  1. FDA approves SurGenTec neuro access needle kit

    Spine and orthopedic device company SurGenTec received FDA approval for its Alara Neuro Access Needle Kit. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Medtronic aims to take share of the robotics market now and moving forward

    For the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, Medtronic reported 1.5 percent revenue increase. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 9 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are nine orthopedic surgeons making the news this week. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Pennsylvania health system to acquire orthopedic group

    Johnstown, Pa.-based Conemaugh Physician Group is acquiring Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic & Sports Medicine in Southmont, Pa., reports The Tribune Democrat. By Alan Condon -
  2. SpineNevada celebrates 15th anniversary — 4 things to know

    Reno-based SpineNevada is celebrating its 15-year anniversary Aug. 26, reports Northern Nevada Business View. By Alan Condon -
  3. Dr. Christopher Kager, angel venture capital firm eye innovation in healthcare technology

    Christopher Kager, MD, a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with over 18 years in practice in Lancaster, Pa., has engaged in many medical and non-medical investment opportunities over the past decade. Six months ago, he seized an opportunity and joined angel venture capital firm, Global Health Impact Fund, as CMO and as a principal in the fund. By Alan Condon -
  4. How Beacon Orthopaedics plans to grow after taking on a private equity investor

    Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, a large orthopedic practice in Cincinnati, took on a private equity investor in July to spur future growth. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Spine, orthopedic 3D printing company undergoes $10M expansion in Tennessee

    3D printing company Surface Dynamics is expanding operations in western Tennessee with a $10 million investment, according to The Daily Herald. By Alan Condon -
  2. Spine specialist Dr. Kevin Cairns joins Florida Board of Medicine

    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) appointed Kevin Cairns, MD, to the Florida Board of Medicine, according to Florida Politics. By Alan Condon -
  3. 7 orthopedic practices opening new facilities

    Here are seven orthopedic practices expanding with new facilities. By Alan Condon -
  4. Andrews' Dr. Steve Jordan on identifying & preventing ACL injuries  

    Steve Jordan, MD, a sports medicine specialist at Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, discussed anterior cruciate ligament injuries and how to prevent them as part of the Institute's new video series. By Eric Oliver -
  1. Medtronic posts 1.5% Q1 revenue increase & more: 7 device company notes

    Here are seven key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Where is the biggest need for advancement in spine patient care? 5 spine surgeons discuss

    Five spine and neurosurgeons discuss the area of spine with the biggest need for advancement in patient care. By Alan Condon -
  3. New York hospital opens upgraded orthopedic surgery center — 3 insights

    Good Samaritan Hospital completed a series of upgrades surrounding its Orthopedic Surgery Center, the Rockland County Times reports. By Eric Oliver -
  4. ASCs associated with lower rates of perioperative morbidity

    Lower rates of perioperative morbidity are associated with orthopedic shoulder surgery in the ASC setting, according to a study published in Arthroscopy. By Eric Oliver -
  5. Dr. Khoi Than: Evolving patient populations, AI and the future of outpatient procedures in spine

    Khoi Than, MD, is fellowship-trained neurosurgeon joining Duke Spine Center in Durham, N.C.  By Alan Condon -
  6. Michigan neurosurgeons offer Gamma Knife treatment for brain tumors — 3 things to know

    Neurosurgeons at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit adapted the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon treatment for brain tumors. By Alan Condon -
  7. Intellirod Spine launches wearable sensor to track patient recovery post-surgery

    Intellirod Spine unveiled iLink, a Bluetooth-enabled sensor that attaches to spinal braces to monitor patient recovery after spine surgery. By Alan Condon -
  8. Idaho hospital installs robotic navigation system for spine surgery — 3 things to know

    Post Falls, Idaho-based Northwest Specialty Hospital installed Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation system for spine surgery, reports Biospace. By Alan Condon -
  9. Neurosurgeon pleads not guilty to murder charges tied to 4 patient deaths

    Santa Rosa, Calif.-based neurosurgeon Thomas Keller, MD, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges for allegedly causing four patient deaths by overprescribing opioids from 2011 to 2017, according to The Press Democrat. By Alan Condon -

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